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Mobile Web

apple's dominance not guaranteed - o'sullivan Apple devices dominate global web browsing while Android gains ground

New dotMobi research reveals which devices are used to browse the web across the world

Press release

March 25th 2014. Despite the growing popularity of Android devices and low-cost smartphones, Apple’s global grip on mobile device browsing remains impressive in many major global markets. New data from dotMobi reveals that Apple’s iOS is the dominant platform for web browsing on mobile devices in many countries, particularly in first world nations. The findings revealed in dotMobi’s Global Device Traffic Index, show that Apple’s iOS-based devices are most used by mobile browsers in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and many parts of Europe including France, Italy, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries. Continue reading

20bn device industry by 2020 - poulsen Tweakker adds new string – instant Internet

Making life easier for mobile operator call centre staff

Tweakker which specialises in mobile connectivity has added another string to its bow in the shape of instant internet access. This makes it easy for MNOs [Mobile Network Operators] and MVNOs [Mobile Virtual Network Operators] to add a data services for their connected customerbases. The first operator to benefit from this facility is Lebara – a leading MVNO. Tweakker has been able to extend its traditional business services from turnkey cross-channel access point name (APN) device set up to supplying solutions for instant internet access settings for all phone models, thanks to Tweakker’s automatic device configuration software. Continue reading

lebara_logo Tweakker and Lebara Enter into international supply agreement

Press release

March 10th 2013. Mobile connectivity leader, Tweakker, and award-winning MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator], Lebara, have announced that they have entered into an international supply agreement which will enable Lebara’s mobile customers to instantly be connected to the mobile Internet using Tweakker’s market leading mobile expertise and patented connectivity software. Continue reading

- Neidhoefer Netbiscuits report confirms that size does matter

Er, screen size that is

In its latest Web Trends report, Netbiscuits has confirmed that screen size really does matter. Rather than basing itself on estimated device sales numbers – as IDC does, the company works from real data on mobile web usage. The report concludes that the average screen size within the Top Ten devices has increased from 3.9 to 4.2 inches. Which gives credence to a recent Wall Street Journal report suggesting that Apple is intending to release 4.5 and 5 inch variant of the iPhone. It may also be why Apple is doing badly in Asia proper. Continue reading

Rajveer_Singh_Rathore 7 effective mobile SEO tips to maintain your ranking in mobile search

by Rajveer Singh Rathore, who works with SEO First Page

Mobile SEO [Search Engine Optimisation] is currently the hot topic in the online marketing world. According to mobile marketer, more than 30 per cent searches for brands come through mobile devices. This clearly indicates why brands are paying heed to mobile SEO. In addition, Google has made several changes to its search algorithms, with the aim of improving web surfing in mobile devices. Mobile-ready sites will be rewarded with good rankings while sites which make mobile browsing difficult will be penalised. So it is time that website owners start working on optimising their site for mobile users. Here are my Top Seven handy tips for succeeding with mobile SEO. Continue reading

we tried asking Santa what a 10 yrs old wants GoMo recommends Xmas handsets for 10 yr old Brits

GoMo also thanks 51Degrees.mobi for its Charts of The Week (CoTW)

Normally, GoMo News would run a the Chart of The Week (CoTW) regularly produced by 51Degrees.mobi which helps businesses and organisations to optimise their websites for mobile performance. But the company’s elves are busy helping Sanat Claus this week. We were hoping to talk the company into producing a table which showed that specific handsets are popular with youngsters (think ten years old) in the UK. Our own instincts suggest that the Nokia Lumia 520 is very popular with this age group because it is inexpensive and runs WP8 (Windows Phone). Apparently, it’s much easier to personalise you handset completely by changing WP8′s tiles than it is to do something similar with an iPhone or Android handset. Continue reading

dixie's photo is in the post Guest Post: Empowering PHP development using HTML5

by Celin Smith, a PHP expert and sometime blogger for Xicom

HTML5 has been successful in creating its mark in today’s technology-driven world. It won’t be wrong to say that HTML5 has indeed become one of the most promising mediums for building contemporary websites that are capable of fulfilling the requirements of end users. In addition to the flexibility of developing attractive yet user-friendly websites, HTML5 has also served as an excellent help to the designers and developers. If you’ve chosen PHP for developing your website/web applications then HTML5 can definitely prove to be an excellent option for markup language. As you read on, you should find out about the numerous advantages of using HTML5 in PHP development. Continue reading

Camille_McClane Guest Post: Making your mobile site stand out

Top design mistakes to avoid
by Camille McClane, a tech writer who sometimes works with Hostpapa

While mobile web design has certainly caused more than a few designers to have to brush up on their cross-browser compatibility knowledge, most of the stylistic principles and trends that apply to general front-end web design apply to the mobile side as well. After all, you wouldn’t want your mobile site to look drastically different than what you see in your computer browser? So, when we’re talking about design mistakes, it’s all going to be consistent regardless of platform. So what are some of those mistakes? Below I outline four common things to watch out for. Continue reading

Daniel Weisbeck Top 10 devices have less than half global mobile web traffic

Nokia still dominates the Middle East says Netbiscuits

Building websites just for the Top Ten leading mobile devices is no longer an acceptable approach to a mobile web strategy, according to Netbiscuits. This recommendation is based on the findings of the latest Netbiscuits Web Trends report for Q3 2013. This reveals mobile web usage patterns based on more than three billion hits on the Netbiscuits platform. The Top Ten devices- including iPhone, Samsung and BlackBerry devices, only accounted for 47 per cent of total traffic on the Netbiscuits cloud platform. The report also shows that there are massive variations via region. For example, Nokia dominated in the Middle East with over a third (36 per cent) global traffic share. Continue reading

https://51degrees.mobi/Blog/TabId/553/ArtMID/1641/ArticleID/209/Will-tablet-web-traffic-continue-to-grow-steadily-in-2014.aspx Slight blip in decline of the desktop spotted by 51Degrees.mobi

But really it is tablets & smartphones that are stealing larger share of web traffic

If you ever wanted proof of the pudding that desktops are in decline thanks to tablets and smartphones, then it’s clearly indicated in their decline in dominance of traffic over the Internet. As 5IDegrees.mobi has just shown in its Chart of the Week, over the last 20 months, tablet and smartphone devices have gradually chipped away at the web share of desktop and non-mobile devices. But the exception proves the rule and last month [September 2013], desktop web traffic took a slight upturn, seemingly at the expense of smartphone and feature phone web traffic. 51Degrees speculates that this could rooted in the growth in the ‘ultramobile’ product category. Continue reading

Daniel Weisbeck Industry-first analytics puts customer experience at the heart of mobile strategy

New Netbiscuits Analytics provides unique insight into users mobile device and context when connecting to a site

Intuitive dashboards deliver previously unavailable data such as device versions, operating systems, bandwidth quality and battery levels

The launch reinforces Netbiscuits’ commitment to delivering the best possible experiences on mobile

Press release

October 17th 2013. Netbiscuits, the global leader in software solutions for mobile web experiences, has taken another major step towards helping brands design faster and more adaptive mobile web experiences with the launch of Netbiscuits Analytics. The breakthrough product allows companies to analyse detailed device and contextual information of mobile visitors to their website in order to serve faster and more relevant web page content. The result is an industry-first solution that guarantees better user experience and mobile marketing strategies. Continue reading

functionality beyond blogging - atkins Jimdo offers web site building on the go

Its iOS app is ideal for creating mobile friendly sites

GoMo News is always looking at ways to help readers set up with a mobile-friendly presence on the web. So when Devon Atkins – communications manager with Hamburg (Germany) based Jimdo said she was swinging past London on a whirlwind tour, we jumped at the chance. Two reasons, really. Firstly, by default all the sites you create with Jimdo’s standard CMS (content management system) are automatically optimised for the web. Secondly – and probably more importantly, Atkins was promoting the fact that the company has recently launched a version of its software suite for iOS. Meaning that Jimdo’s customers can now well and truly create a mobile-friendly web site on the go. Continue reading

jimdo_screen Jimdo now available for iOS

Your web site -wherever you are

Press release

August 22nd 2013. Jimdo, a leading website builder, has released a native iOS application. Available for free in the App Store here, Jimdo’s mobile app makes it possible to create and edit websites on an iPhone or iPad. All of Jimdo’s existing eight million websites can also be edited in the app. Continue reading

keep an eye on connected TVs - rosewell Lumia 521 is the budget smartphone Windows Phone needed

Goes from nowhere to almost 12% per cent of web traffic in 3 months

Good old 51Degrees.mobi has been doing some more data mining recently. This time the company decided to have a look at Nokia mobile devices over the last 8 months and their share of global web traffic. Somewhat unexpectedly the company discovered that Nokia’s Lumia 521 is enjoying a dominant position with an almost 12 per cent share of all mobile web traffic worldwide. This finding has helped to cement the fact that Windows is now the third most popular smartphone operating system used for web browsing across emerging markets (including India). Symbian’s share has just melted away. Continue reading

devicesincreflect GoMo Consult launches in stealth mode

Hopes to answer the question – how do I embrace the mobile web?

Strangely enough, GoMo News is extremely well placed to reveal that sister operation – GoMo Consult, is now operating in stealth mode. Its aim is to answer the frequently occurring question – how do I embrace the mobile web? There’s no one single solution which will solve everybody’s problems, of course. Depending on your customer needs and your business, it might be just an update of your existing web site. Or a complete rework using our ‘Mobile first’ approach or an an app on any of a number of platforms ( iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry) or a combination of these. Continue reading